Turn Off Ads?
Page 3 of 19 FirstFirst 123456713 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 277

Thread: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

  1. #31
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,045

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Listening over the internet...read it way before I hear it.
    The contents of this post may be disseminated without the express written consent of the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball.

    Cincinnati's premiere expedited trucking company

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #32
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,045

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    I'm glad he made contact rather than striking out there.
    The contents of this post may be disseminated without the express written consent of the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball.

    Cincinnati's premiere expedited trucking company

  4. #33
    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Posts
    10,537

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Yes, but Leake has to pitch that way more frequently.

    There are games when Leake isn't quite the ground ball machine.

    It's a great skill, but he needs to be more consistent with it.
    His career GB/FB rate is 1.63. That's pretty difficult to maintain without some sort of consistency IMHO.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

  5. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    13,334

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    And when just making contact ends up a 6-4-3?
    You're right. Contact is bad. It could turn out to be a double play.

    Sure.

  6. #35
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,045

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    You're right. Contact is bad. It could turn out to be a double play.

    Sure.
    Well, if you look at the micro, a lot of assumptions can be made. Sometimes a k is better and sometimes contact is better, depending on the situation. Over a whole season...
    The contents of this post may be disseminated without the express written consent of the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball.

    Cincinnati's premiere expedited trucking company

  7. #36
    Public Enemy #1 Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    7,297

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    1-2-3 for Homer, that's more like it.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

  8. #37
    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Posts
    10,537

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    Well, if you look at the micro, a lot of assumptions can be made. Sometimes a k is better and sometimes contact is better, depending on the situation. Over a whole season...
    If you drive to a destination, you could also get in a car accident and never get there. But is that a reason to sit stationary and not go out?

    There's a risk in a lot of things we do, but if you didn't do things based on the small chance of the worst outcome happening, you'd not lead a very exciting life.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

  9. #38
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    13,334

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    His career GB/FB rate is 1.63. That's pretty difficult to maintain without some sort of consistency IMHO.
    Leake has allowed 23 homers this year. The most in the NL is Ian Kennedy with 27.

    That's not the hallmark of a true groundball pitcher IMO.

  10. #39
    Public Enemy #1 Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    7,297

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    1-2-3 inning for Harrell, AstrosZone probably saying "that's more like it".
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

  11. #40
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    13,334

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    Well, if you look at the micro, a lot of assumptions can be made. Sometimes a k is better and sometimes contact is better, depending on the situation. Over a whole season...
    Yes, contact can result in a double play. You are right.

    Thanks.

  12. #41
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    I feel like 90% of Maxwell's homers have been against the Reds. I never feel comfortable when Bailey or Leake are on the mound.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  13. #42
    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Posts
    10,537

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Leake has allowed 23 homers this year. The most in the NL is Ian Kennedy with 27.

    That's not the hallmark of a true groundball pitcher IMO.
    He's got a 1.85:1 GB:FB ratio. That's 15th in the entire Major Leagues. I'd say that's absolutely the hallmark of a groundball pitcher.

    The homers are because of a 17% HR/FB rate, not because of giving up more fly balls. Only two pitchers in the majors have given up a higher rate of homers to fly balls allowed.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.asp...ers=0&sort=8,d
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

  14. #43
    Public Enemy #1 Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    7,297

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Homer got two quick outs, and then Paredes singles, a pickoff throw error advances him to second, and Wallace walks.


    Now Maxwell up again. He grounds out to 2nd on the first pitch.

    still 2-2
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

  15. #44
    Haunted by walks
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Syracuse
    Posts
    6,594

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    1-2-3 inning for Harrell, AstrosZone probably saying "that's more like it".
    AstrosZone is a lifeless planet.

  16. #45
    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Posts
    10,537

    Re: 9/7/2012 Astros at Reds

    In wildcard news, Pittsburgh is losing to the Cubbies four-nil
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25